AWARDS

Golden Disk Award-2017


D. R. Karthikeyan

D. R. Karthikeyan the former Director of the Central Bureau of Investigation, and the Director General, of National Human Rights Commission was born to an agricultural family in a small village of Coimbatore District, Tamil Nadu.
He is a Law graduate from Madras Law College in addition to B.Sc. degree in Chemistry and Agriculture from Annamalai University. He joined the Indian Police Service (IPS) in 1964, after passing the Combined Competitive Examinations for Senior Civil Services, in 1964.
He headed the Special Investigation Team that probed the Rajiv Gandhi assassination case and zeroed in within three months. At the invitation of INTERPOL, France, he made an audiovisual presentation of the investigation before an assembly of top police officers, who commended Mr Karthikeyan for the model investigation.
He was awarded the Padma Shri in 2010 for his contribution to the field of Indian Civil Services. He was the First Secretary in the Embassy of India, Moscow, Russia from 1974-1977. He was stationed in Sydney Australia from 1985 to 1989, to promote Indian exports to Australia, New Zealand and Fiji.
He has held various offices as Deputy Commissioner of Police, Law and Order, Bangalore, Deputy Inspector General of Police, Karnataka State Intelligence Department, Head of Karnataka State Police Academy, Inspector General of Police, Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF), Southern Sector, Hyderabad, First Secretary in the Embassy of India, Moscow, Russia (1974-1977), Embassy of India, Sydney, Australia (1985-1989), promoting Indian exports to Australia, New Zealand and Fiji, Director, Central Bureau of Investigation (1998), Director General, National Human Rights Commission, President (Age-Care India, New Delhi).
He led a group of “Yatris” (pilgrims) on a month-long trekking to Kailash-Manasarovar, the holiest of holy places for Hindus, Buddhists and Jains in Tibet-China. He also visited Jerusalem, the holiest city for Christians and Jews and the second holiest place for Muslims.

Cherukuri Dolly Sivani

Cherukuri Dolly Sivani, born on April 2, 2014 in Vijaywada, Andhra Pradesh to Cherukuri Satyanarayana and Cherukuri Krishna Kumari is the ‘Youngest Archer of the World’.
At the mere age of 2 months when all the kids are in their own world, just giving lopsided smiles here and there and not even aware of the surroundings, Cherukuri Dolly Sivani was getting trained to be a ‘World Class Archer’ by her mother. The reminiscence of her mother is not only surprising rather inspiring for all of us, that her training started in as early as when she was in the womb like of the tragic hero of the Hindu epic, Abhimanyu, the son of Arjuna and Subhadra, when he was in Subhadra’s womb.

She got the training about Bow Draw, Stretching and Field knowledge from the age of 2 months to 10 months from her mother and later by her coach Chandra Sekhara Laguri.
Presently, she’s studying in U.K.G. and has created ‘India Book of Records’ and ‘Asia Book of Records’ just at the tender age of 3 years and has again duplicated her feat in a different category for both ‘India Book of Records’ and ‘Asia Book of records’ just after 3 months.

She secured Gold medal at national level in ‘ Cherukuri Lenin Volga Memorial 1st Kids Archery National Championship’, Vishakapatnam, Andhra Pradesh’ in 2016 in 5 year age group. She had exhibited her talent twice at IGT Colours Archery Show in front of the Miss World Ashwarya Rai and other judges at Mumbai in 2016.

Dr. Sundeep Kochar

Dr. Sundeep Kochar the Nostradamus of India is an Internationally renowned celebrity Astrologer, a Vastu Consultant, Motivational Speaker, Life Coach, Actor, Anchor & Author;
He is the only Indian Astrologer to accurately predict Barack Obama’s and Donal Trump’s US election win. The only astrologer to read the horoscopes of ‘President of India’ at Rashrapati Bhavan’ in addition to being a personal astrologer to many renowned ministers and dignitaries in India as well as on international platform.
A recipient of International Achievers Award, Super Achievers Award, Master of Wisdom, Pride of India, Glory of India, Brand Ambassador of Astrology, Flag Bearer of Astrology-2016, Aapna USA’s Parasara Award is a record holder with ‘India Book of Records’, ‘Asia Book of Records’ and Limca Book of Records’ in addition to being the mentor to ‘INIFD’ and ‘Miss India Worldwide’ and many other institutes and organisations of international repute.
He has done many world-wide TV shows as ‘Guiding Star’ on ARY Digital (Dubai), ‘Bach Ke Rahna’ on Zee News, ‘Kismat Ke Sitare’ on Zee TV and many others. His ‘Kismat ke Sitare’ is the first in TV history to complete 2740 episodes and again first for being viewed in more than 120 countries. He is the only Indian astrologer to be interviewed live by ‘Fox Radio’ US.
He has given interviews & done live shows for numerous radio stations & TV channels in India & overseas. He is the only astrologer from India who has been interviewed live by Fox Radio US, for his correct predictions regarding Barack Obama’s 2nd term as President of United States of America.
He is a keen learner and pursuing a Mphil in Astrology, though already felicitated with an Honorary Doctorate Degree from a U.K based university.

 

Sri Sri Aryamaharshi (Kidney donors)

Yes, miracle happens, but sometimes the human deeds surpass them and become idols for the human race for the generations to come and to be imitated and finally emulated. It was for the first time in the human history, that the couples donate their kidney on the same day to the strangers with no strings attached and with no avidness.

Sri Sri Aryamaharshi (born on March 20, 1965) and his wife Simi M. S. (born on December 26, 1976), resident of Thrissur, Kerala donated one kidney each to the strangers on May 20, 2014, in Medical Trust Hospital, Ernakulam. His feat was recorded by ‘India Book of Records’.
The surgery was conducted by Dr Mammen M John (Nephrologists’) and Dr Ravikumar (urologist) in transplantation surgery at Medical Trust Hospital, Ernakulum, Kerala.. The surgeries were conducted on the same day ie. May 20, 2014 by Dr Mammen M John (Nephrologists’) and Dr Ravikumar (urologist). Noble Jose from Thuravoor, Angamaly was the recipient of Sri Sri Aryamaharshi’s kidney and Jeeva C Chrisus from Poonthura, Thiruvananthapuram was the recipient of Simi’s kidney. Both were the strangers and from very poor families.

Sri Sri Aryamaharshi is the founder of Aryalok Ashram at Agathiyoor. He is a keen social reformer to promote organ donations and observes Ramadan fast to spread the message of organ donation.

 

Ms. Yashmeen Chauhan

Ms. Yashmeen Chauhan, an alumna of Delhi University, the Miss India 2016, the Founder and Owner of SCULPT Gym, the Certified Fitness Trainer & Consultant is a perfect trend setter of power, strength, endurance and body building.She has won Miss Asia, Bronze medal at the 50th Asian Bodybuilding & Fitness Miss India Championships in 2016. She is the winner of Miss India 2 Gold medals in the Physique and Fitness categories at the ‘Indian Body Building & Fitness Federation (IBBFF)’ including Miss India 2016, at International Federation of Bodybuilding & Fitness (IFBB). She is felicitated with Gold Medal at Miss Uttar Pradesh in the physique category and has won 2 Gold Medals at the ‘Delhi State Power Lifting’ competition which is affiliated to ‘Indian Power Lifting Federation’. At the ‘Body Power Fit Factor, Miss India 2015’, she bagged the Silver cup and won the ‘Best Body’ award at the ‘Gladrags Mrs. India 2005’.
She can be consulted at her social media platforms. She is available on Face book and Instagram where she suggests, advises, instructs and educate people including men on exercise, fitness, body building, diet & nutrition and sports supplementation. She’s an expert in Dance Aerobics, Step Aerobics, Kickboxing, Kettlebell, and Pilates to name a few.
Who can believe that a fat teenager owing to the treatment of a life threatening disease, being humiliated by friends and others, depressed by her own self can go such a long way, from a free lance group class instructor in 1998 to a renowned fitness Guru who has done more than 30 fitness shows for Delhi Doordarshan’s Sports Channel and more than 50 fitness shows for the private channels including NDTV news, in addition to organizing workshops at Orthopedic departments of various hospitals for helping patients from alleviating their pains to prehabilitation and rehabilitation.

 

Dr. Srimathy Kesan

Dr. Srimathy Kesan, the Founder & C.E.O. of ‘Space Kidz India’ (SKI), an educational evangelist, dedicated to inspire and channelise young minds to an untapped avenue known as ‘Space Education’ is relentlessly working with a dream and a mission to produce World renowned scientist through her Aerospace research University, one day.

SKI has been appreciated and featured on local and national media numerous times.. Dr. Srimathy’s accomplishments along with kids are published now and then by major newspapers and magzines.
She has been honored with an ambassador status by Euro Space Center, Russian Space Center, and NASA. She has been frequently nominated as ‘Pioneer’ in the field on ‘Space Education’.
She is bestowed with Multifarious awards nationally as well as internationally with ‘Pride of India’, Women Icon 2017, Innovative Educationalist 2017, Role Model of the year – 2016, Young women achiever, Women Achiever of the year 2014, 2015 & 2016, Indian Icon 2015, Best Woman Entrepreneur, Leading Woman Entrepreneur, Naari Shakthi, Chennai Super Mom along with being awarded as Social Entrepreneur for year 2013, 2014 and 2015.

She holds an MBA in Tourism Management along with an Hon. Ph.D. She was a National Cadet Corps, cadet and had been awarded the ‘All Round Best Cadet’ and ‘Best Para Trooper’ of Andhra Pradesh. She was a state level athlete in Javelin, Shot put and Relay and had represented the State Andhra Pradesh in 10 basket ball Nationals.

 

Dance Smith

Dance Smith Performing Arts Pvt. Ltd., the brain child of Sujit Kayal, the founder & creative head of the India’s No. 1 Performing Arts Company, specializes in Bollywood and Wedding Entertainment Shows. It was incepted in September 2012,

It is the India’s Leading Performance and production company into innovative Bollywood style engendered by blending Indian Classical and Indian Folk including Kathak, Bharatanatyam, Odissi, Chhau, Bhangra, Garba, Lavani, Bihu and many other Colours of Indian dance forms. It has given more than phenomenal 2100+ mega shows and has become the pioneer of Bollywood stage performances in India and abroad with more than 2200 dancers. It has scaled many milestones and soared up to new heights by setting 5 national records in various section of ‘India Book of Records’ for performing in Most Cities, Most Shows, Most Travelled, Most Venues and For Most Clients, along with Limca book of Records for performing the highest number of shows.

They are proudly setting new benchmarks and higher standards every time, for Stage Entertainments by placing Well-trained Dancers, Unique Props, Amazing Costumes and Grand Presentations.

They are the only Bollywood troupe to receive certification from ISO, OHSAS and We Care. They are the members of CID/UNESCO ‘The International Dance Council’ and of EEMA ‘The Event & Entertainment Management Association’. Their motto is to ‘Deliver the Best, to be the Best’ as they are pledged to write many more success stories.

 

Dr. Narsingh Lal Bansal

Dr. Narsingh Lal Bansal, born on January 27, 1948 in Nariana village of Panipat district in Haryana, a well known respectable face in Vastru Shastra, an expert in geometrical science is the founder of ‘Bansal Vastu Research and Coaching Centre’.

He is a prolific writer and has compiled more than 70 books on various aspects of Vastu Shastra and Vastu, Fengshui . His books are the globally best sellers whether it’s on national platform or international one. Even at the age of 70 years, he is a work alcoholic person and still use to work 15 to 16 hours daily before calling it a day. His books create an aura of positivity, peace, harmony, health, prosperity and vitality in our lives.

He is the most searched Vastu Shastra consultant and provides consultancy to various factories, institutions, homes and all types of other residential and commercial places. His valuable suggestions, advice and expertise make your business and home a peaceful and result oriented place without much modification or changes. He also provides consultancy in color therapy and mirror therapy. He is a treasure trove of knowledge and can skillfully suggest changes that would lead to miracles without major alterations at home or office.

Presently, he is based at Sonipat, Haryana and provides consultancy along with imparting his life-long knowledge, learning and experience to his disciples. He can be reached via his website.

Major Abhayjit Mehlawat

Major Abhayjit Mehlawat , born on February 20, 1983, a known face as a Dare-Devil on motor-bike, has made his unique place in Guinness Book of World Records, Limca Book of Records (World Category), Asia Book of Records, and India Book of Records. Setting and breaking records has become his daily routine.
Major Abhayjit an Officer with Indian Army is a professional engineer with B.tech in Electronics & Communication along with an MBA. He is a Gold Medalist from the ‘Indian Military Academy’ for being first in merit during his technical graduation. He is awarded with special commendation card from Chief of the army staff along with a commendation from DG Signals in 2013. In 2015 he was felicitated with State Sports & Adventure Award by Smt. Vasundhra Raje Scindia, the Hon’ble Chief Minister of Rajasthan. He has also performed in the most watched TV programme ‘India Got Talent Season 5’.

Dr. Pinnadari Sai Rambabu

Dr. Pinnadari Sai Rambabu was born on May 05, 1963, at Bellary in Karnatka. He is a professional mechanical engineer, a counsellor, a Leadership trainer and a social worker.

Won’t it be startling to know that suddenly one day, an engineering college lecturer changes the course of his life and gives up his job to start serving the humanity. He started his charitable trust and began to serve and uplift the poor, the sick, the addicted and the social outcasts with the unconditional love of the God.
Dr. Rambabu a born generous, had served humanity from the age of 19 without any avidness, avarice or greed, just doing the best whatever he can did with the available limited resources, he had in those college days. Travelling to nearby villages on his bicycle after attending his college to serve the destitute with unconditional love was his daily pursuit. There were times when he used to sleep at railway stations or road sides as it got dark to be back at home after serving the mankind in nearby villages. But, the lack of funds never disheartened him and stopped him from his great mission.

From there, till in these last 28 years, he has escalated himself to a level from where he is touching and serving nations of the world with the unconditional love of God. Today people gather in hundreds and thousands to listen to his inspirational messages that touched and transformed their lives and challenged people to find a purpose and a new direction to their lives. He has addressed over half a million people in single gathering in Gujarat sharing t his life transforming Love.

He is Honored with the Doctorate Degree – Doctor of Divinity from Life Christian University, Tampa, Florida.
He is Awarded with Karnataka Krista Ratna Award (Christian Jewel of Karnataka). He has travelled and trained leaders across the globe in over 56 countries.

Mr. Rakesh Kumar Verma

Mr. Rakesh Kumar Verma, born on September 1, 1959, serving in Military Engineering services since 1981, the Founder of ‘Dragon Karate Institute’ and ‘Taekwon-do Federation of Punjab’, is the Black Belt in Karate from Indian Taekwon-Do Association (Coimbatore) and the Vice President of ‘Taekwon-do Association of India’ and Assistant Regional Director of North India, T.A.I.
He learned Japanese style Goju-Kai at Golden Arrow, Officers Institute, Ferozepur Cantt (Punjab) and is an expert in handling snakes, which he just learned out of fun.
He was the Coach of Taekwon-Do Association of Punjab for many Punjab state TKD Teams as for 6th National ITF TKD Championship, for 12th National ITF TKD championship at Panaji (Goa) and for TAP for Punjab state TKD Team for 7th National ITF TKD Championship at Nagpur (Maharastra) along with many other tournaments.
He was the Chief Coach of Taekwon-do Federation of Punjab for Punjab state Taekwon Team, for 1st north ITF Taekwon-do champion ship at Talkatora indoor stadium, New Delhi and for Taekwon-Do Federation of Punjab for Punjab state Taekwon-Do Team for 4th , 8th, 9th and 11th National ITF Taekwon-Do Championship, to name a few.
He was the Chief Tournament Director for Taekwon-do Association of India for 14th National ITF Taekwon-do Championship.
He is the participant and Team Manager of many National and International Taekwon-Do championships including Tokyo (Japan), Melbourne (Australia), London (England) and at Benidorm (Spain) to mention a few.

 

Dr. Pradeep Bhardwaj

Dr. Pradeep Bhardwaj, an alumnus of IIM Ahmedabad, a renowned author, a speaker and a pioneer in hospital and health care management is the CEO & Director of ‘Six Sigma Star Healthcare’, Delhi along with being an advisor at Board of management in various hospitals.

He is the recipient of 10 National and 5 International awards like – Limca Book of Records -2017, National eGovernance Award 2016-17 by Govt. of India, Limca Book – People of the Year – 2017, Asia Hospital Management Award – 2016 and India Express Healthcare Management Award 2016.
He carries a glorious career under his belt. He has served at various renowned hospitals as ‘DDU Hospital’, ‘Apollo Hospitals Group’, ‘Fortis Healthcare Group’, ‘Sir Ganga Ram Hospital’ and ‘Indian Spinal injuries Centre’. He has enlightened students and imparted his knowledge in many leading colleges and universities as IIM-Lucknow, IIM-Ahmedabad, Global Institue, Amity University, Symbiosis International University, National Board of Examinations etc. as a Visiting professor. He has been to over 500 symposia as Jury, faculty, Chairperson, Key Note Speaker and Chief Guest at National and International platform.
Presently, he is in healthcare industry at the India’s Largest healthcare management company, the ‘Six Sigma Star Healthcare Limited’ in addition to ‘High Altitude Medical Rescue Services’, ‘Six Sigma Healthcare Magazine’ and ‘Global Institute of Healthcare Management’, Delhi.

Subramanian Manickam

Subramanian Manickam was born on June 1, 1959 in a small village. An MLA from Sadipet constituency, Tamil Nadu, is known for his endurance and the most daunting feats he does in spite of all odds.
The nature challenges the man and there are very few who rise to the occasion and make it their strength, rather becomes a trend setter and an idol for the entire human race. Subramanian Manickam was exactly meant for the same.
He was diagnosed with Diabetes at the age of 36 and met a deadly accident at the age of 42 leaving his knee smashed to pieces. He under went knee surgery, took to yoga and started running short distances in spite of his doctor’s advise and finally his warning for not risking his leg by running. But the destiny has something else for him. The History has proved now and then that the efforts never goes in vain and so was for him. He completed his First Half Marathon of 21.1 km at the age of 52. And then he never looked back and started participating in half marathons in different states and countries. He became the proud record holder for ‘India Book of Records’ and ‘Asia Book of Records’.

 

Dr. Subramonian

Dr. Subramonian is a highly experienced professional academician, researcher, consultant and trainer since 1990 in association with renowned international and local organizations in various disciplines like Management, Mind Management, One Minute Management, Time Management, Thinking Skills-Learning etc.
He is a Guinness World Record Holder in Online Teaching for teaching 1934 students from 16 countries worldwide and was felicitated by Dr.A.P.J.Abdul Kalam, The Hon’ble Ex-President of India. He is also a Guinness World Record Holder in Fastest Animation and a National Record Holder in Continuous Teaching for 61 hrs 35 minutes. He was accorded with Man of the year 2012 in Education by American Biographical Institute, USA and Outstanding Intellectual of 21st Century 2012 by International Biographical Centre, London.

He has Doctoral Degree in Commerce (Ph.D.). Presently he is the Dean-Research of University of Azteca, Mexico, the Chancellor of Evergreen Christian University, USA, the Honorary Adviser of University of Atlanta, USA, the Eminent Resource Person, AIR, Government of India and a Trainer at IIRM, India.

Dr. Prem Prakash Mittal

Dr.Prem Prakash Mittal, born on June 4, 1949, at Sirsa , a small town in Haryana is the Founder and Director of ‘A-Z Engineers Pvt. Ltd.’, along with being a Lead Auditor of ‘Indian Green Building Council’, Hyderabad, an Accredited Energy Auditor, Fellow of ‘Institution of Engineers’, ‘Institution of Valuation’, ‘Institution of Electronics and Telecommunication Engineers’, a Life Member of SEEM, ‘Solar Society of India’, ‘AEE Atlanta’, Washington, DC and ‘Indian Society of Lighting Engineers’.
He is an inbuilt Legend with a Doctorate and MBA and was awarded, appreciated and felicitated numerous times nationally and internationally. He was felicitated by Hon’ble Prime Minister of India for being first in MSME Micro Services and was awarded MSME Micro Services Award – 2013. He is the recipient of the ‘Legend in Energy’ Award for Asian Sub-continent from ‘AEE Atlanta’ at Washington, DC along with ‘Energy Engineer-2016’ of South-East Asia sub-continent.
He has been awarded with ‘Letter of Appreciation’ from the Hon’ble Chief Minister of Haryana, from Deputy Commissioner, Faridabad, from ‘Institution of Engineers’ on Energy Day, from Secretary, MSME, from Secretary Power, Haryana and from Minister of State for MSME too. He is the winner of ‘National Energy Conservation Award’ in 2013, 2015 and 2016.

He had served ‘Haryana State Electricity Board’ and DHBVN (Power Distribution Company) for 37 years before retiring as an Executive Engineer. Later on he embarked on his own venture as ‘A-Z Engineers Pvt. Ltd’ in 2012. He has conducted more than 1100 Energy Projects as on date.

 

Doctor of the year 2015

Belle Monappa Hegde

Belle Monappa Hegde

Belle Monappa Hegde

Medical Scientist, Educationist and Author

Although no living being is immortal, every creature on this earth requires a pair of healing hands day-in-and-day-out. The world would have been so impossible without a Doctor – a medical practitioner, whose primary role is to maintain or restore human health by evading all our big and small health problems. Medical Science is important for improvement of human life, lifespan and quality of human life. It helps prevent human suffering and also cures the diseases that are the result of advancing civilization. It helps to develop new drugs, new techniques and new equipment to study, analyze and cure the diseases. Even today, when people are getting more and more health conscious, the designation of Doctors as the supreme soul next to God is still intact. And when it the case of a tremendously talented Medical Scientist and Educationist, the respect for the designation just increases three-fold. So is the case with our panel chosen Medical Scientist Belle Monappa Hegde often abbreviated as B. M. Hegde.

Belle Monappa Hegde (August 18, 1938), is an Indian medical scientist, educationist and author. He is a retired Vice Chancellor of the Manipal University and the head of the Mangalore Chapter of Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan. He has authored several books on medical practice and ethics. He is also the Editor in Chief of the medical journal, Journal of the Science of Healing Outcomes.

Hegde is a medical practitioner and has a M.B.B.S from Madras University, a M.D. from Lucknow University, a FRCP from London University, a FRCPI from Dublin University as well as a FACC and a FAMS. He has also received training in cardiology from Harvard Medical School under Bernard Lown, a Nobel Laureate.

Belle Monappa HegdeMany research papers, books and publications to his credit; Dr. Hegde has a remarkable journey from a revered teacher to efficient administrator when he donned the role of vice-chancellor of Manipal University. He has served in various trusts and is widely respected for his philanthropic acts. Dr. Hegde doctorates Indian way of medicine- including breathing techniques, yoga and Ayurveda. He has been a deserving recipient of numerous national and international awards including Padma Bhushan, Dr. B.C. Roy National Award, Dr. J.C. Bose Award for Life Science Research, Pride of India Award from the US and honorary doctorates.

Blessed with strong scientific acumen in medical science, he advocated the advantages of Coconut oil, thus earning the wrath of multi-million corporate, no doubt he is regarded as “People’s Doctor”. His disdain against the hi-tech stuff for diagnosis when the time tested bedside methods and common sense alone would suffice, have moulded hundreds of future doctors. Presenting interesting insights from an inspirational orator, author of several books, eminent doctor, able administrator, probably the only Indian to become the fellow of all the Royal Colleges of Physicians of the British Isles including Ireland, Padma Bhushan Dr. B M Hegde. b m hegdeHis monumental contributions to the art of bed-side clinical examination on specific topics have been published in distinguished medical journals. He is a prolific writer himself, frequently published in various magazines and newspapers, and his talk shows are sought after in the electronic media. He has penned nearly 35 books and over 3,000 articles in lay press. During the last decade, Prof. Hegde, along with 15 world-renowned scientists, some of them Nobel Laureates, has been working to publish a journal entitled “Journal of the Science of Healing Outcomes,” of which he is the Founder Editor-in-Chief. Prof. Hegde’s service to society through Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan and its activity are legendary.

Environmentalist of the year 2015

Chandi Prasad Bhatt

Chandi Prasad Bhatt

Chandi Prasad Bhatt

Environmentalist and Social Activist

‘Environment’ is the sum total of what is around something or someone. It includes living things and natural forces. The environment of living things provides conditions for development and growth, as well as of danger and damage. Living things do not simply exist in their environment. Conservation of environment simply implies the sustainable use as well as management of natural resources which include wildlife, water, air, and earth deposits. And when we talk about environment welfare and environment activist, in this case we have a tremendously talented Environmentalist and socialist, for whom the respect for the designation just increases three-fold. With our panel, we chosen Environmentalist and Socialist ‘Chandi Prasad Bhatt’.

Chandi Prasad Bhatt (born on June 23, 1934) is an Indian Gandhian environmentalist and social activist, who founded Dasholi Gram Swarajya Sangh (DGSS) in Gopeshwar in 1964, which later became a mother-organization to the Chipko Movement, in which he was one of the pioneers. Today he is known for his work on subaltern social ecology, and considered one of India’s first modern environmentalist. Gandhi Shanti Puraskar of 2013 is given to Chandi Prasad Bhatt. He is also known for his work on subaltern social ecology.chandiBskhR80CIAAUIHoChandi Prasad Bhatt, as the second child of Ganga Ram Bhatt and Maheshi Devi Thapliyal, in a family of priests to the Rudranath Temple in Gopeshwar, one of the “Panch Kedar”, the five Himalayan temples dedicated to Shiva, the most venerated amongst them being the Kedarnath Temple. His father who was a farmer, and a priest at a Famous shiva temple at Gopeshwar and the Rudranath Temple, died when Chandi Prasad was still an infant, thereafter he was raised by his mother, in Gopeshwar, Chamoli District of Uttarakhand in India, which was still a very small village. He did his schooling in Rudraprayag and Pauri, but stopped before he could take a degree.

A Gandhian and a member of the Sarvodaya movement, Mr. Bhatt organised the Dashauli Gram Swarajya Sangh in 1964. He dedicated himself through the Sangh to improve the lives of villagers, providing employment near their homes in forest-based industries, and fighting against wrong policies through Gandhian non-violent satyagraha. He has written many books including- Pratikar Ke Ankur (Hindi), Adhure Gyan Aur Kalpanik Biswas per Himalaya Se Cherkhani Ghatak (Hindi), Future of Large Projects in the Himalaya, Eco-system of Central Himalaya, Chipko Experience, Parvat Parvat Basti Basti.Chandi-Prasad-bhatt1Environmentalist and social activist Chandi Prasad Bhatt on 15 July 2014 was awarded with the prestigious Gandhi Peace prize for 2013. He was awarded by the President of India Pranab Mukherjee at a function in Rashtrapati Bhavan, New Delhi. He has been awarded with the Ramon Magsaysay Award for Community Leadership 1982, for he founded Dasholi Gram Swarajya Sangh (DGSS) in Gopeshwar in 1964, Later, DGSS became a mother-organization of the Chipko Movement. Govt of India conferred Padma Shri 1986 and Padma Bhushan 2005 to him.

For his outstanding contribution in the field of environment, India Book of Records, awards him Environmentalist of The year-2014.

Person of the year 2015

Dr. Kiran Bedi

Dr. Kiran Bedi

Dr. Kiran Bedi

Politician, Retired Indian Police Service (IPS) Officer

Dr. Kiran Bedi (born 9 June 1949) is an Indian politician, social activist and a retired Indian Police Service (IPS) officer. She joined India’s police service in 1972 and became the first woman officer in the IPS. She held the post of Director General at the Bureau of Police Research and Development before she voluntarily retired from the IPS in December 2007 at the age of 58. She acted in popular TV series “Aap Ki Kachehri” as a host and judge, which is based on real-life disputes and provides a platform for settling disputes between consenting parties. She was one of the key members of India Against Corruption mass movement during the summer and autumn of 2011. In November 2011, she became a target of police investigation for criminal conspiracy and breach of trust, but those charges were dropped after an investigation. She has founded two NGOs in India: ‘Navjyoti Delhi Police Foundation’ for welfare and preventative policing in 1988 which was later renamed as the Navjyoti India Foundation in 2007, and the India Vision Foundation for prison reformation, drug abuse prevention and child welfare in 1994. She was awarded Ramon Magsaysay award in 1994 for Government service.

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Kiran Bedi was born in Amritsar, Punjab, India. She was awarded a BA degree by the Government College for Women, Amritsar in 1968. She then earned a Master’s degree in Social Science from Punjab University, Chandigarh, graduating top of her class in 1970. She later obtained Bachelor of Laws in 1988 from Faculty of Law, University of Delhi. In 1993, she obtained a Ph.D. in Social Sciences from the Department of Social Sciences, Indian Institute of Technology Delhi where the topic of her thesis was ‘Drug Abuse and Domestic Violence’.

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She began her career as a Lecturer in Political Science (1970–72) at Khalsa College for Women, Amritsar. In July 1972, she joined the Indian Police Service, becoming the first woman to do so. Bedi wrote in 1973 that she had joined the police service “because of her urge to be outstanding”. Her assignments included New Delhi traffic postings, Deputy Inspector General of Police in Mizoram, Advisor to the Lieutenant Governor of Chandigarh, Director General of Narcotics Control Bureau, Civilian Police Advisor for United Nations peacekeeping operations. For her work with the UN, she was awarded the United Nations medal. She is popularly referred to as Crane Bedi for towing the Prime Minister Indira Gandhi’s car for a parking violation. She influenced several decisions of the Indian Police Service, particularly in the areas of narcotics control, traffic management and VIP security. During her stint as the Inspector General of Prisons, in Tihar Jail (Delhi) (1993–1995), she instituted a number of reforms in the management of the prison, and initiated a number of measures such as detoxification programs, Art of Living Foundation prison courses, yoga, vipassana meditation, Murat redressing of complaints by prisoners and literacy programs. Her initiatives for the practice of Vipassana meditation were documented in the film Doing time, Doing Vipassana. For this she won the 1994 Ramon Magsaysay Award, and the Jawaharlal Nehru Fellowship. She was last appointed as Director General of India’s Bureau of Police Research and Development. In May 2005, she was awarded an honorary degree of Doctor of Law in recognition of her “humanitarian approach to prison reforms and policing”. On 27 November 2007, she expressed her wish to voluntarily retire from the police force to undertake new challenges in life. On 25 December 2007, the Government of India agreed to relieve Bedi of her duties as Director General of the Bureau of Police Research and Development.

Business person of the year-2015

Mahesh-Kisan1Mahesh Kisan Motewar

Chairman, Managing Director

Samruddha Jeevan Group

Consumer is literally King. Today he has not only wide range of products and services to choose from but spoiled to choose from payment options, delivery mechanism and market itself. There are innovative business models to exceed the ever demanding need of consumers. From old kiranawala in the corner to Super Malls, online websites to dedicated Retail TV Channel, everything is there to enrich consumers experience. Here this market creates a space for new ideas and opportunities for start-ups. Success formula for such business model is lies in sustainable, scalable and profitable. Market is full of success as well as not so successful start-ups. India book of Records, in its category ‘Entrepreneur of the Year’ honors, businessperson for distinctive contribution and achievement. We search for such success stories wherein person has set a benchmark for others and enriches the lives of consumers and persons associated with organization.

Dr. Mahesh Kisan Motewar (born on September 26, 1968), a Chairman and Managing Director of Samruddha Jeevan Foods India Ltd (SJFIL), the flagship company of Samruddha Jeevan Group. His self sufficiency and business acumen was chiseled at a very early age. He has devoted all his life to the development and growth of the business and Samruddha Jeevan Pariwar . His actual experience of hardships associated with farming and allied activities, was eventually responsible for establishment of Samruddha Jeevan in April 2002 and then Samruddha Jeevan Foods India Ltd., registered as a public limited company in April 2006. From then on, there was no looking back for this self made entrepreneur. SJFIL is primarily involved in Agriculture, Animal Husbandry, Banking, Hospitality, Infrastructure & Construction, InfoTech, Healthcare, Aviation, Education, Social Foundation & Media etc.

anil-kapoor-dr-mahesh-motewarDr. Mahesh Motewar’s dynamic leadership and effective management skills enabled Samruddha Jeevan Pariwar to achieve strategic transformation and provide Customer Satisfaction. In-depth study and practical experience in the industry synchronized with technological expertise has propelled company to unprecedented success. Being an excellent business leadership Dr. Mahesh Motewar is also actively involved in Social welfare activities through Samruddha Jeevan Foundation.

A growing organization face multiple challenges and a great leadership always focuses on the imperative aspects like efficient human resource, financial security, technology, etc. to face and overcome it. Dr. Mahesh Motewar was born in a farmer family and he knew all the aspects of agriculture and the challenges faced by the farmers. At a very early age he realized the need to work towards improving the condition of farmers and agriculture in India. How they become helpless in such situations and sometimes take hard step to quit living. To strengthen the farmers and their families, the seeds of the Samruddha Jeevan Pariwar was sown and now it is successfully meeting its aim.

events_ctb_01Being an excellent business leader Dr. Mahesh Motewar is also actively involved in Social welfare activities through ‘Samruddha Jeevan Foundation’. All through the years this foundation has strived and worked on various projects specially designed and meant for the betterment of those members of the Society who have something missing in their lives. Samruddha Jeevan foundation carries out a Mega event in the form of Blood donation Camp every year on 26th September on the occasion of b’day of Hon. Dr. Mahesh Kisan Motewar. These blood donation camps receives huge response from all around the country. ‘Samruddha Jeevan’ is the 1st company to arrange this kind of big blood donation camp at a time & awarded with India Book of Records.banner_bdc_2013_01He lost his father at a very early stage in his life; the responsibility of his family fell on his young shoulders. He had to go through critical financial situation, but he did not give up. Besides having family responsibility on his shoulders, he also focused on his education and skill development. He started working hard and completed Diploma in Civil Engineering. After a very small start of the group Dr. Mahesh Motewar never looked back and established a company which gave the prosperity to each and every one associated with it. His effective leadership has enabled Samruddha Jeevan Pariwar to achieve strategic transformation and provide customer satisfaction.

Educationist of the year 2015

Dr. Sunita Gandhi

Dr. Sunita Gandhi

 

Dr. Sunita Gandhi

Founder, Council for Global Education, USA

Education is a form of learning in which the knowledge, skills, values, beliefs and habits of a group of people are transferred from one generation to the next through storytelling, discussion, teaching, training, and research. It may also include informal transmission of such information from one human being to another. Any experience that has a formative effect on the way one thinks, feels, or acts may be considered educational. And when we talk about a tremendously talented Educationist, the respect for the designation just increases a lot. So our panel chosen Educationist, Dr Sunita Gandhi, Founder, Council for Global Education, USA.

Lucknow-based edupreneur Dr. Sunita Gandhi is a woman of many parts and more ambitions. Currently, she is the founder-principal of City International School (estb. 2007) of the City Montessori Schools (CMS) group, Lucknow; founder of DEVI (Dignity, Education, Vision, International), a not-for-profit NGO promoted in 1992 to provide primary education to children; and designer of the GEMS (Global Education Model of Schooling) system of education which offers contemporary internationally-oriented pedagogy. Dr. Sunita Gandhi, a Founder, Council for Global Education, USA, Dignity, Education Vision International, India, and the Education Society of Iceland (Islensku menntasamtokin ses) has travelled 38 countries and studied their education systems. Her profounded research work based on education has been piloted in the UK, Iceland and India.

Dr Sunita andhi 1In 1994 Gandhi achieved her first major breakthrough in education when she played a major role in the promotion of the Global Concepts International School in Prague for the Czech government. In 1998 after quitting the World Bank (she ran into persistent health problems following trips to Kenya and Uganda) she helped launch Iceland’s first two charter schools — Aslandsskoli, an elementary school up to grade VII and Tjarnaras, a pre-school, both in the city of Hafnarfjordur. Born in Lucknow into the family of celebrated educationists, Dr. Jagdish and Bharti Gandhi, founders of the CMS group, (with an enrollment of 32,114 students CMS is acknowledged by Guinness World Records as the largest school worldwide), Gandhi graduated from Imperial College, London and pressed on with academics to be awarded a Ph D by the blue-chip Cambridge University. In 1989 she was signed up by World Bank (WB) as a consultant ‘young professional’ and economist. Young professionals is a competitively earned highly prized designation offering fast-track career growth within the bank. Her work on education, women, and participation has been adopted as among the Bank’s “best practices” and she was honored by the World Bank President with the Most Outstanding Contribution to Development Award. “After being inducted into the young professionals program, I immediately focused on education development projects as per the family tradition,” she reminisces.

Dr. Sunita GandhiIn India, Dr. Gandhi has been fine-tuning and implementing a transformative education curriculum and assessments based on the principle of compete with yourself, which over 200 schools have adopted across India. With this large scale pilot, she is incubating an education more suited to the needs of children in the 21st century. The edifice of her efforts are constructed on the foundation of the Four Building Blocks of Education: Universal Values, Global Understanding, Excellence in All Things and Service to Humanity. In India, Dr Gandhi also serves as Honorary Chief Academic Advisor of her parents-run City Montessori School, Lucknow, the world’s largest school, a Guinness World Record Holder, and recipient of the UNESCO Prize for Peace Education.

Her latest project, Global Dream, is aimed at providing functional literacy to the illiterate masses. The results from the pilot are startling: Nearly 60,000 students from 150 schools of her city have taken up the campaign to teach at least one person. The unique and innovative Global Dream curriculum allows a person to become reading capable with just 10-15 hours of time investment over a month (with 15-20 minute sessions per day). Within a month, the curriculum has been taken up pan India and requests have come in from South Africa and China. The initial goal is 10 million new literates in India by the end of 2015.

For her immense contribution towards education, India Book of Records awards her ‘Educationist of the Year-2014’.